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Museum of the Paranormal

AtlasObscura reports the following: The Archive of the Afterlife in Moundsville, West Virginia bills itself as the “National Museum of the Paranormal.” It’s packed with oddities that are historical, and in some cases, allegedly haunted or cursed.  You’ll find relics from the former West Virginia State Penitentiary, such as what the museum claims is the the lost execution cap to the electric chair “Old Sparky.” There are also battle-damaged artifacts from European battlefields from World War II...
Tags: Travel, West Virginia, Annie, Astrology, Sanford School, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Moundsville West Virginia, Sanford Community Building


Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 1 — here's why we have it and why some countries and states have gotten rid of it

Sunset over the Arizona desert Shutterstock At 2 a.m. ET on November 1, Americans will "fall back" by moving their clocks an hour earlier for daylight-saving time.  The common wisdom about daylight-saving time is that it's about farming, but it's not. The history of daylight-saving time goes back to World War I, when it was thought to save energy.  Today, most of the US, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, and many US territories, recognizes daylight-saving time. Here's the full history...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Germany, Time, US, West Virginia, Trends, Eu, European Union, History, Features, Britain, United States


Chekhov’s Gun in Moundsville, West Virginia

Moundsville, West Virginia has a population of well under 10,000 people and a violent crime rate that is half the national average.To put a point on it, they have had a grand total of TWO murders over a TEN YEAR period. Yet they just got a million-dollar military vehicle designed to withstand IEDs.Why? Because bored police officers in little hick towns love “free stuff” from the government and live rich Walter Mitty fantasy lives where they are always 10 minutes from being RoboCop Meets Dirty ...
Tags: Pets, Chekhov, Walter Mitty, PBurns, Terrierman, Moundsville West Virginia


TransCanada natural gas pipeline explodes in West Virginia

An explosion rocked a TransCanada pipeline in Moundsville, West Virginia and the surrounding community yesterday. Locals said it felt like a tornado and sounded like a freight train, and they could see flames from around 20 miles away, EcoWatch reported. TransCanada said in a statement they do not yet know the cause of the explosion. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://con...
Tags: Design, West Virginia, TransCanada, Reuters, Nixon, Utica, Hart, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Dep, Tom Hart, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Marshall County, Marcellus, Leach, Reuters Image, Russ Girling